Nine men prepare to be ordained priests

| May 25, 2016 | 2 Comments
Men scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood include, from left, Deacons Matthew Northenscold,

Men scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood include, from left, Deacons Matthew Northenscold, Kyle Kowalczyk, Michael Daly, Mark Pavlak, Joseph Zabinski, Neil Bakker, Adam Tokashiki and Michael McClellan. Not pictured is Deacon Paul Haverstock, who has been studying in Rome at the Pontifical North American College. Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit

Nine men are scheduled to be ordained priests by Archbishop Bernard Hebda at a 10 a.m. Mass May 28 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. It will be the first time Archbishop Hebda will ordain priests in the archdiocese.

The following men are being ordained for the archdiocese: Deacons Neil Bakker, Michael Daly, Paul Haverstock, Kyle Kowalczyk, Michael McClellan, Matthew Northenscold, Mark Pavlak and Joseph Zabinski. Deacon Haverstock has been studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome; the others have completed their studies at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul.

Also being ordained is Deacon Adam Tokashiki for his order, Pro Ecclesia Sancta, which serves St. Mark in St. Paul.

Archbishop Hebda ordained nine transitional deacons May 14 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis the day after his installation as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It was his first major act in that permanent role.

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  • Jane

    CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for answering God’s call! We are so happy and excited to have you as leaders in the one true Church of Jesus Christ!

  • Cathy stepanek

    We need so many more to serve.
    It’s so unnecessary not to allow those who have already been ordained and later also felt called to marriage, to not be allowed to even do a funeral! Such a waste of gifts to our community.
    Wasting something is not a good use of God’s gifts. Let’s return to the orginal model of ordained ministry in the church. Jesus called married men.